How to care for a sore shoulder

by | Rehabilitation

Shoulder injuries are very common. This is because it is inheriently an unstable joint. Picture a large ball trying to stay in a shallow cup. It is the surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments that provide strength and stability to the shoulder. Injury prevention and recovery involve strengthening the muscles of the rotator cuff. Resistance band exercises are a great place to start. Exercising the shoulder in all ranges of motion (flexion, extension, internal rotation, external rotation, adduction and abduction) will ensure stability throughout.

   In the case of frozen shoulder scar tissue adhesion  develop. Often times this is coupled with a shoulder impingement og the tendons or bursa within the shoudler. This can become extremely irritated and very painful. Treatment for this condition take much more time and effort to recover from. It is ofen caused be repetitive motions, particularily over head activity. Slow movements like wall walks are a great place to start. Also performing the above banded exercises within pain free range of motion.

    The body must also be provided with the correct environment to heal. Diet, sleep and specific supplements help rebuild, speed up, recovery time and maintain progress.

    Chiropractic offices offer a variety of therapeutic treatments that can benefit shoulder pain and injuries. Find a chiropractor near you and learn if chiropractic care is right for your condition.